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Old 26 Feb 2012, 05:16 pm
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Default My Honda civic gets 24.5 mpg. Is that considered good mileage?

I thought I was supposed to get up to 39 mpg

That's what they told me whenever I got my car

It's a 2012 Honda civic by the way
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 05:31 pm
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"Up to" technically means you will never get more than 39.

Still, assuming you bought this thing new, you should have seen the sticker: *28* city, 39 highway. If you don't ever hit the brakes and keep a constant 55 mph for several hours, you might actually get 39 once in a while, possibly even more. (I know someone with a Civic Hybrid who gets over 50 under these conditions.)

And besides, we don't know how you drive. EPA's ongoing survey says there's one person getting worse than you are, and we don't know how s/he drives either.

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Old 26 Feb 2012, 05:46 pm
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You r a sucker thy told you what you wonted 2 hear and it worked if it was a 5-speed and you r ruining 55 mph no stops and no hills you will get about 36 mpg and that is with the a/c off . Now if you cut the a/c on and u r n a auto and u have stop and go Traffic and hills just everyday driving city at best you will get around 29 mph if you go easy on it . have a good day , ps wax it and you might get 29.5mph,
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 06:01 pm
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The Honda Civic is a line of subcompact and subsequently compact cars made and manufactured by Honda. The Civic, along with the Accord and Prelude, comprised Honda's vehicles sold in North America until the 1990s, when the model lineup was expanded. Having gone through several generational changes, the Civic has become larger and more upmarket, and it currently slots between the Fit and Accord.

It was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door model,[1] followed by a three-door hatchback that September. With the transverse engine mounting of its 1169 cc engine and front-wheel drive like the British Mini, the car provided good interior space despite overall small dimensions.[2][not in citation given] Early models of the Civic typically included a basic AM radio, heater, foam-cushioned plastic trim, two-speed wipers, and painted steel rims with a chromed wheel nut cap. As the years went by, it has become much more upscale with options such as air conditioning, power locks, power windows, leather upholstery, satellite-linked navigation, and a six-speed manual transmission. Initially gaining a reputation for being fuel-efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly, later iterations have become known for performance and sportiness, especially the Civic Type-R, Civic GTi and Civic SiR.
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 06:16 pm
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You never told us what your driving habits are and what kind of conditions you drive in.

Do you 'floor' it during take-offs?

Do you drive mostly in the city where there are constant stop and go traffic?

Are you using ECON mode?(New for the 2012 Civics where it changes throttle positions for better fuel economy)

All these variables aren't something you should ignore.

Look at the sticker, it says "Up to 39mpg, HIGHWAY"

24.5mpg is still pretty good, which looks like you mostly are driving in urban areas.

The Civic is rated at 28mpg city, but like always depends on driving habits.

I believe the Civic also has a that Eco Assist where when you accelerate, the LCD display will light up green, and then red if you really step on it. When you drive gingerly, it will be blue.
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 06:31 pm
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Here's a site that gives you the mileage stats that the US has regarding that year of vehicle, and model etc......

Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way the mileage any vehicle gets really has a lot to deal with how the driver drives the car, the type of surfaces you drive on, what quality fuel you run in the vehicle, plus the condition of the tires, amount of air in the tires, front /rear suspension and the alignment, wheel balancing,if the brakes are working properly, how well you keep up the engine tuned up etc.
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